OS X Mavericks has been released lately, but Apple reaffirmed that the design of iOS would not be brought to Mac in a hurry. This might be a little bit disappointing, but there are some ways to bring the iOS design to your Mac. You can customize your Mac to look more similar to iOS such as its icon packs and utilities. But now, it is just better when you can customize the screensaver of OS X to be more like iOS Lock screen. Here, you will find out how to bring the iOS Lock screen to your OS X Mavericks.
The Lock screen of iOS 7 in OS X features an oversized 4-digit clock, the text “Press any key to unlock” and animated background. You can customize the screensaver as you desire. No need to worry about the installation as this screensaver is totally easy to install. To begin installing the screensaver, you better follow these steps. But before getting started, you should note that the developer says that the screensaver supports OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and before and OS X Mavericks. However, Mavericks users have some issues to report. Yet, this screensaver is just fine and worth trying.
To begin the installation, you will need to download the screensaver first. You can download it to your desired folder, either to your Downloads folder or desktop. It enables you to find the downloaded file easily.
After downloading the screensaver, you need to open the package. Drag the file “iOS 7 Lock screen by bodysoulspirit.qtz” to the Macintosh Hard Drive -> Library -> Screen Savers. The developer provided a shortcut to the folder which is named as “Screen Savers alias.” This shortcut enables the user to use and access the file faster and easier.
To check whether or not the screensaver has been saved, you need to launch the System Preferences of your Mac and click the Desktop & Screen Saver icon. If the installation is successful, you will see the new screensaver in the bottom of the list. And the installation is finished. You are allowed to customize the iOS 7 Lock screen on your OS X Mavericks. Simply open the Screen Saver Options and you can set the screensaver as you desire. You can customize the image zoom, turn off/on the animation, change the text color and change the clock format.
When you change the clock format from 24-hour to AM/PM mode, you will need to know this. It is a little bit weird-looking when the hour shows single-digit. For example, it looks weird when the hour shows 1:30. On the other hand, when the hour shows 4 digits of time, it just looks fine. However, it is not a big deal compared to the animations and fonts offered by iOS 7 Lock screen. So far, this screensaver is recommended to give your OS X Maverick an iOS 7 style. And the best part is you can get it for free. Enjoy! 🙂